Daily Life and Hinduism: This chapter illustrates Hinduism ain daily life. Hinduism is practised and lived, it is not only a matter of thought and philosophy. We go beyond the texts and institutions and show you the influence that Hinduism exerts on common people's lives.  
Aiyanar: The God Aiyanar holds an important position in local villages all around Tamil Nadu. Aiyanar worship represents a non-learned, non Brahmanical form of worship. Often Aiyanar is depicted riding on a white horse fighting against demons that are threatening the village.
Aiyappan: Every year a large number of pilgrims assemble on and around the Sabari mountain in the jungles of Southern Kerala. In 1999 more than ten million people went there on the 14th of January.


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